“The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be
commander of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head. It is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the Revolutionary War, and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind…..”
A Review from Nightmaresunleashed below:
This classic tale has been on my radar for a while but I never really got into it even though it is very short it is very iconic.